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Compensation & Benefits

Snapshot: 49% of workers feel they are underpaid

Discontent about compensation is widespread among employees of all ages.

Millennial employees seek new benefits this fall

Nearly two-thirds of millennials surveyed for a new MetLife report say this year’s open enrollment is more important than last year’s, and two in three say they plan to elect new benefits this year, compared to about one in three baby boomers.

Health costs to grow 4.7%

Employers expect health benefit costs to rise 4.7% on average in 2022 compared to 2021.

Tech solutions help staff hard-to-fill shifts

By now, it’s clear that retailers will have serious problems attracting enough workers to meet customer demand this coming holiday season. That leaves employers battling it out to recruit new workers. But some companies have decided it’s more productive to ask current employees to work longer hours.

SHRM: Pandemic reshaped benefits landscape in 2020

Employers expanded benefits that support employee health and wellbeing in remote and hybrid workplaces, with increased attention to parental leave and family caregiving duties.

Benefits: Employers retool to attract talent, foster DEI

Willis Towers Watson’s 2021 Benefits Trends Survey found that more than two-thirds of employers plan to differentiate and customize their benefit programs over the next two years, a sharp increase from just 23% today.

Snapshot: Who offers education benefits?

Organizations with 500 or more employees are most likely to offer education benefits such as tuition reimbursement, a 529 plan or student-loan repayment.

2021’s rapid wage growth likely to surge again in ’23

Thus far in 2021, wages in the U.S. have grown at the fastest pace in over 20 years. According to the Conference Board business advisory organization, the surge is likely to persist in the near term—and over the next decade as pandemic uncertainties fade and long-range demographic factors come to the fore.

Employer-provided benefits are key to health, resilience

Employers have a powerful role to play in helping employees achieve healthier lifestyles and the resiliency required to thrive in challenging times, according to a new report by the Mercer consulting firm.

If employee is fired for refusing vaccine, can he still collect unemployment?

As more employers mandate the vaccine for their workers, some employees are asking an important question: If I’m fired for refusing my company’s vaccine mandate, would I still qualify for unemployment?